Sophia Bush fans were shocked when she suddenly left #ChicagoPD at the end of the fourth season. Her character Erin Lindsay was forced to join the FBI and move to New York, leaving fans wondering what the heck was going on. Turns out, her departure was not quite as sudden as it might have appeared to her fans.
The actress has finally shared the real reason she decided to leave Chicago P.D. and it is pretty simple. She wanted to. Bush decided to set the record straight on social media when she responded to comments speculating whether or not it was her choice to leave the hit NBC show.
“Took me a long time and a lot of hard work to get out of that show. Please don’t demean my capabilities by degrading my position. I left because I wanted to. End of story.”
As for why she wanted to leave, well the former One Tree Hill alum is not sharing that with her fans. However, Bush did reveal that she just signed an exclusive deal with 20th Century Fox that will allow her to add the title of executive producer to her name. According to Deadline she will be developing projects for 20th Century Fox during the upcoming pilot season and she is also slated to star in one of those shows.
Sophia Bush left Chicago P.D because she wanted to and now it seems clear why. She has been very vocal about standing up and supporting all women’s rights, especially when it comes to the wage gap. Now that she has inked a deal with 20th Century Fox, the actress will now have another platform to help empower women, a cause close to her heart.
Do you think the departure of Sophia Bush has had a serious impact on Chicago P.D.?